One of the best ways to protect your concrete parking lot is by applying a concrete sealer. This will keep it free from damage due to spills, stains, and weather. It’s especially important for parking lots that experience a lot of traffic. Heavy traffic can cause serious staining and cracking.
Sealing your concrete parking lot is not required, but it can provide a more durable surface. If you use a sealer, make sure to leave some vapor-permeable openings. Also, you can seal joints to keep out water and debris. Joint sealing is important because it will prevent heavy vehicles from pumping up the subbase and causing support beneath the joint to break.
A penetrating sealer such as Siloxa-Tek 8510 is a good choice for concrete parking lots. This type of sealer penetrates the surface pores and impregnates the concrete, thereby closing up any air pockets. This type of sealer also repels liquids and prevents staining.
A well-maintained concrete parking lot can last for 20 to 30 years. The amount of time a concrete parking lot lasts depends on the subgrade, quality of installation, and maintenance. For best results, parking lots should be inspected and maintained every two to three years. By following these guidelines, you can prolong its life span and avoid high maintenance costs.
Sealcoating is an affordable and convenient solution to protect your concrete parking lot from deterioration. This process prevents minor cracks and improves curb appeal. In addition, it also provides UV protection against the harmful effects of the sun’s rays. You should apply sealcoat every three to four years.
Depending on the conditions of your parking lot, it may be a good idea to apply a polyurea protective coating. This type of coating will help protect your concrete and prevent it from being damaged by rain, snow, or ice. The polyurea coating will reduce the need for frequent maintenance. Unlike other coatings, polyurea coatings will last for years.
An elastomeric membrane is another great way to protect your concrete parking lot. This type of surface protection will not penetrate the concrete, but will lock out moisture and chlorides. An elastomeric membrane will also create a uniform, fresh-looking surface. The best part is that the membrane is easily cleanable.